Obituary: Robert Francis Marshall, 79, of Stratford

Robert Francis Marshall, age 79, of Stratford, passed away October 12, 2013 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center.

Mr. Marshall was born in Bridgeport to the late Robert and Rosemary Marshall and resided in Florida for many years before returning to Stratford, CT.

He retired from Avco  Lycoming after many years of service. Mr. Marshall proudly served our country as a naval veteran of the Korean Conflict.

He enjoyed reading, and taking walks outdoors; however his favorite pastime was spending time with his family.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife Rosaline Duhaime Marshall; his stepdaughter Judith Smolinski; his stepson Robert Gagne; his daughter-in-law Mary Gillespy; and his sister-in-law Arlene Marshall.

Survivors include his devoted son Thomas G. Gillespy of Shelton, CT ; his brothers Thomas J. Marshall and his wife Barbara  and George S. Marshall  all of Stratford, CT; his sister Mary Keeton and her husband Les of Swanzey, NH;  his step son Norman J Gagne and wife Keiko of Glendale, AZ; his step daughter Barbara Niquette and husband Craig of Waterbury, CT; his stepdaughter Jacqueline Martzinek and fiance’ Ray Cuchelo of Pleasant Valley, NY; two grandchildren;16 step-grandchildren; 30 step great-grandchildren; 2 step great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service on Thursday at 7:00 p.m.  at the Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home 399 White Plains Rd. Trumbull. Inurnment will be private. Friends may greet the family on Thursday from 4-7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Art Luf Children’s Burn Camp c/o Bridgeport Fire Department 30 Congress Street Bridgeport, CT 06604.

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